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7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom

7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom  by Paul Moss There are so many studies describing the importance and significance of getting parents on board in a child’s learning that I needn’t even cite any, but here’s one. Besides which, it’s just plain and simple common sense that tells us the same. But […]

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20 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Teachers

20 Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers by Terry Heick Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense. But for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family. One of the most […]

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For Helicopter Parents That Help Too Much

6 Tongue-In-Cheek Tips For Helicopter Parents That Help Too Much by Anonymous Practicing Teacher That Cares We’ve all been there. We’ve worked a long grueling day only to come home and find out our child has a project due the next day. We’ve argued and threatened punishment over said project. We’ve been too tired to […]

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25 Alternatives To What’d You Learn In School Today?

25 Alternatives To “What’d You Learn In School Today?” by Terry Heick You try to fake it, but it limps right out of your mouth, barely alive. “What’d you learn in school today?” In a single sentence, all that is wrong with “school.” First, the detachment–you literally have no idea what they’re learning or why. (You […]

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12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication

12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication by TeachThought Staff This content was commissioned by SchoolCircle, an app designed for smarter parent-teacher communication. SchoolCircle is doing a $5000 school giveaway–find more info here. Teacher-parent communication is, ideally, a two-way street. It is best thought of in terms of purpose: Why do teachers and parents need to […]

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Why It Can Seem That Parents Don’t Care

Why It Can Seem That Parents Don’t Care by Terry Heick As long as communities have no voice in—or capacity to understand—curriculum, the interaction between schools and communities will always be broken. What a student studies should be the product of a cultural exchange that honors both local “memories” and modern contexts with an awareness […]

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Helping Parents Trust Your School

6 Resources For Building Parental Engagement: Helping Parents Trust Your School  by Alison Anderson, gettingsmart.com Parent engagement has always been a very bright spot on my radar when thinking about keys to success for schools. Lately, it feels important to distinguish between parent engagement and parent involvement. Both are important and something every school should strive […]

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The Simplest Way To Change Education

The Simplest Way To Change Education by Terry Heick Make schools accountable to local communities, not federal policy. This would require supporting those communities in various ways & supporting learners by expanding definition of “academic” success. Among the benefits, the improved visibility of our collective, shared challenge to educate every learners every day for every […]

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